The more pain I train myself to stand, the more I learn. You are afraid of pain now, Unk, but you won't learn anything if you don't invite the pain. And the more you learn, the gladder you will be to stand the pain.
("The Sirens of Titan")
More Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut:People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.
No damn cat, and no damn cradle.
You had to get everything exactly right or the editors would give you hell.
I have no culture, no humane harmony in my brains. I can't live without a culture anymore.
The unity in every second of all time and all wandering mankind, all wandering womankind, all wandering children.
He was a graduate of West Point, which is military academy that turns young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war.
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